Yesterday, I had the pretty unique opportunity to teach approximately 500 7th/8th graders about Islam. Since participating in AMCLI in October 2017, my personal/professional goal has been to not say No to any invitation for a speaking engagement, unless it conflicted with my schedule or was on a topic completely outside my knowledge base. For as… Continue reading What is this? Has Rafia finally conquered her fears of public speaking? Maybe.
Today was a great way to start the best month of the year. This afternoon I participated in a panel titled "A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM." If you've been reading this blog, you can probably deduce my first reaction. Why am I being asked to participate… Continue reading What the little girl in me needed to hear
The thing about getting married on Christmas is: a) As a Muslim from North America, I finally have something to celebrate. No, my family never had a tree - and I am glad my parents held firmly to their faith. Although I ain't gonna lie, I was jealous of all those kiddies who got gifts… Continue reading A Year in Review, Rafia-Style.
One of my friends was right to point out that for someone who is otherwise very open about her life, I can be quite puzzling at times when I blog. Be forewarned: this is going to be another one of those posts. God, I can be so bi-polar at times, ranging from the highest of… Continue reading Stop Asking “Why”
I'm not a political/news junkie by any means. I'm often that one person in a room full of people whose response goes along the lines of, "Really? I had no idea!" My husband likes to make fun of my dramatic response, almost like that of a failed actress trying one last audition before she gives… Continue reading Is there a silver lining? Con Law is relevant in my life again